Holy Family

Catholic Primary School

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Covid 19

In the event of a bubble or school closure, please go to the Class Pages where you will find a Team Weekly timetable and lots of activities for your child. 

Remote Learning Parent Questionnaire feedback

A massive thank you all the parents/carers for completing the online questionnaire about remote learning. We are very happy to report that 94% of parents/carers are either satisfied or extremely satisfied with the work we are doing for remote learning (6% = 1 parent). 

Thank you for your continued support during this very difficult time.

Comments like, "All the teachers are doing a fantastic job" makes us feel extremely proud. Thank you!


    Thank you for more lovely comments


                                             I just wanted to pass on that as a parent I think the school has been fabulous in                                                                                                                                                          supporting the kids during the last 12 months"


                   " It’s a great school and has been for all three of my kids. Just wanted you to all know that the hard                                                           work doesn’t go unnoticed"


                                                 "Just wanted to show my appreciation and thanks in what has been a crazy year

                                                                                    Please pass on my thanks to everyone"


COVID Catch up Plan



Covid 19 Catch-Up Premium and Curriculum Expectations 2020/21


The DfE has allocated £650 million to be spent on ensuring all pupils have the chance to catch up and supporting schools to enable them to do so. Whilst schools will decide how the money is spent, the Education Endowment Foundation has published guidance on effective interventions to support schools. The Catch up premium is funded on a per pupil basis at £80 per pupil. This will be based on the previous year's census and will not include Nursery numbers, meaning we are predicting Holy Family will be in receipt of £15,600. For pupils with complex needs, schools should spend this funding on catch-up support to address their individual needs.


The DfE has also set out the following Curriculum Expectations, to ensure that all pupils – particularly disadvantaged, SEND and vulnerable pupils – are given the catch-up support needed to make substantial progress by the end of the academic year.


Education is not optional All pupils receive a high-quality education that promotes their development and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.


The curriculum remains broad and ambitious All pupils continue to be taught a wide range of subjects, maintaining their choices for further study and employment.


Remote education DfE asks that schools meet the following key expectations:


1. Teach an ambitious and broad curriculum in all subjects from the start of the autumn term, but make use of existing flexibilities to create time to cover the most important missed content…In particular, schools may consider how all subjects can contribute to the filling of gaps in core knowledge, for example through an emphasis on reading.

2. Aim to return to the school’s normal curriculum in all subjects by summer term 2021. 

3. Plan on the basis of the educational needs of pupils. Curriculum planning should be informed by an assessment of pupils’ starting points and addressing the gaps in their knowledge and skills.

4. Develop remote education so that it is integrated into school curriculum planning.

Schools should set out how they will allocate the additional funding to support curriculum recovery this academic year. The EEF guidance suggests a 3-tiered* approach:



• High-quality teaching for all

• Effective diagnostic assessment

• Supporting remote learning

 • Focusing on professional development


Targeted academic support

• High-quality one to one and small group tuition

• Teaching Assistants and targeted support

   • Academic tutoring

• Planning for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) 


 Wider strategies

• Supporting pupils’ social, emotional and behavioural needs

• Planning carefully for adopting a Social and Emotional Learning curriculum 

• Communicating with and supporting parents

• Supporting parents with pupils of different ages

• Successful implementation in challenging times 

• Ofsted will conduct interim visits to schools between 28 September and December 2020 and will discuss with school leaders how they are ensuring that pupils resume learning the school’s curriculum, including contingency planning for the use of remote education and the use of catch-up funding.




COVID Catch Up Premium

Please see below all the latest update letters to parents, including updates from Doncaster Public Health